Weekly Wednesday Newsletter

October 5th-October 9th

Childcare Fee Reimbursement for Families!

Families that rely on child care to go to work, work from home, or work on your education can now apply for child care fee reimbursement of up to $1,500 to help cover the costs. Fee reimbursements can be used to help pay the cost of before or after school care, daycare, private sitters, and more. The first round of applications for reimbursements will be accepted starting September 28 through October 12.

Eligible families are those:

  • On active duty, activated reserves, or National Guard on active Title 10 or Title 32 orders for six months or longer
  • In pay grades E1 – E6
  • With children ages 13 and under
  • With a spouse who is employed (minimum 15 hours per week) or currently pursuing a degree (minimum 6 credit hours) or professional pursuit (licensure or certification — minimum 15 hours per week)
  • Priority will be given to families with a deployed or extended TTDY service member TDY service member, dual military families, and/or single service members
  • service member, dual military families, and/or single service members.


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JBSA Open Rec Activities!

Right now, because of Covid-19, they are open from 3:15-6pm and require that parents call ahead to reserve a space, as we are limiting the number that can come in. Open Recreation is for ages 9-12. Membership is free.

If you are already a member, you just need to update the paperwork and bring us a current copy of shot records. If you are new, you just need to bring in a current shot record and have a parent register the child before he/she can start.

What is our responsibility as Parents for Teaching Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion?

Of course, we all want to cultivate a sense of wellness and belonging for our kids. We want to raise them to be better humans, but it's hard to do so without knowledge, skills, and practice. Ask yourself, where do I even start? Can one person make a difference? Parents, you definitely make the difference. Part of this newsletter tries to address some of these critical questions and will offer some articles and resources hopefully that will inspire you to become committed to teaching your children about equity, diversity, and inclusion.
What can I say to kids right now, in this hard moment?

Here are three simple tips for how to talk with children about shattering events like the death of George Floyd or the outcome of Breonna Taylor's death.

Why It's Not Good to Be Color-blind.

If you only read one thing in this newsletter, read this article, which details how the practice of not seeing color/race can actually be counter-productive, even harmful, for students of color.

Let's Talk About Diverse Books

If you're looking to do some reading for yourself or in a book group, here's a list for you.

If you're looking to diversify your classroom library, check out this list.

If you are interested in engaging in conversation about literature and what to teach, at all age levels, follow @DisruptTexts on Twitter.

31 Ways to Snack Break!

Teachers at Lackland Elementary are enjoying a variety of ways of making Self-Care a priority this month.
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October Military Child Education Coalition Webinars!

This list of free on-demand webinars courtesy of Military Child Education Coalition is unparalleled. Whether you want to learn about financial aid or alternatives to a four year college, these webinars have it all. All webinars are FREE and especially useful to parents and military connected students. Check them out! The link to register is on the document.

Juazzelyn A. Barrera, Military Student Transition Consultant

If you are new to the Lackland Community, I would like to say "hi"! I hope you have found some useful information to help you support your students. Feel free to share any information found on the newsletter with other parents and colleagues. All information and resources are provided and should be used at your discretion and comfort level.

I would love your feedback! Please take a few minutes and let me know if this information has been helpful to you. Thanks!